Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

She Lost Her Paws On A Dog-Meat Farm, But Look What She’s Doing Now.

Ironically, being dumped like a piece of trash was the best thing that could have happened to Chi Chi, because that's when everything got better for her.

She was quickly found by a dog-rescue organization called Dogs in the Dark. They found her just in time and brought her back to the sanctuary. Unfortunately, they were unprepared to face the damage caused by Chi Chi's captors. All four of Chi Chi’s paws were damaged beyond repair and had to be amputated immediately in order to keep the infection from spreading.

Ironically, being dumped like a piece of trash was the best thing that could have happened to Chi Chi, because that's when everything got better for her.

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Fortunately, the rest of Chi Chi's body seemed okay. She just needed to get through the amputation.

Her surgery was a complete success and she recovered fairly quick. So it wasn't long before her charming and loving personality began to shine through again. Eventually, the little angel was ready to experience her first flight on board a plane to California.

Fortunately, the rest of Chi Chi's body seemed okay. She just needed to get through the amputation.

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Once there, the volunteers of Animal Rescue, Media, and Education (ARME) took it upon themselves to help Chi Chi fulfill her dream of a normal and a happy life.

There she was able to feel grass for the very first time and her magnetic personality quickly touched many lives. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that she found a new home in Arizona in less than no time. Her new family, the Howells, were not planning on adopting another rescue dog, but they couldn’t resist adopting Chi Chi. Plus, they thought that it would be a nice addition to the family of three other rescue dogs they already had.

Once there, the volunteers of Animal Rescue, Media, and Education (ARME) took it upon themselves to help Chi Chi fulfill her dream of a normal and a happy life.

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As soon as they adopted Chi Chi, the Howells began doing a little fundraising to help her walk again.

They wanted to make their lives more accessible for their new pooch as her ability to get around had been hindered by her severed paws. Also, the Howells wanted to give Chi Chi the ability to get back what she had lost in the form of prosthetic legs.

As soon as they adopted Chi Chi, the Howells began doing a little fundraising to help her walk again.

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“Chi Chi is very playful. She is always getting the toys out and loves to be out and about. So the prosthetic legs have given her so much more freedom,” the Howells mentioned in an interview.

Though they knew that she would never have the same mobility as a dog with four functional legs, they knew that Chi Chi would be able to run and play for possibly the first time in her life with special prosthetics. So they went ahead and spoke to a prosthetic specialist and raised $3,000 to help Chi Chi out and give her a better chance at life.

“Chi Chi is very playful. She is always getting the toys out and loves to be out and about. So the prosthetic legs have given her so much more freedom,” the Howells mentioned in an interview.

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